Students and Pathways

Michigan Medicine’s Pathways programs support students by providing diverse opportunities at every level of education. The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) offers programming for students at each step along the health science and medical career pathway, including middle school, high school, undergraduate education, and medical school and graduate education. 

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Empowering students on their journey to healthcare professions
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K-12 Programs

OHEI offers all-day events, as well as multi-week programs, to K-12 learners, exposing youth to the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine and introducing them to various medical departments and healthcare professions.

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Undergraduate Programs

OHEI offers two multi-week summer programs to undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in exploring biomedical research and/or applying and gaining admission to medical school.

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Medical School Programs

OHEI offers programming and support to University of Michigan medical students, including leadership programs, faculty mentors, and sponsorship of student organizations.

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Upcoming DEI Events
Health Professions Education Day 2024
Health Professions Education (HPE) Day is an annual event that brings together faculty, health care professionals, students and staff from the 10 health science schools across the University of Michigan’s three campuses and Michigan Medicine to share best practices for health professions education, interprofessional education and innovation in health professions education.
Moving from Awareness to Action: Creating an Anti-Racist Agenda for Healthcare
This panel and discussion is part of a day-long symposium on equity and healthcare, “We Make the Road By Walking: Advancing a Health Equity Movement.” This session will focus on brainstorming and identifying concrete strategies and action steps to develop an anti-racist agenda for healthcare based on this call to action from Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse.
We make the road by walking: Advancing a health equity movement
Two international thought leaders in anti-racism and health--Dr Camara Phyllis Jones and Dr. Chandra Ford--will be in public conversation for the first time here at the University of Michigan. In an historic event, these two luminaries will help us navigate the question of “how is racism operating here?” through a rich discussion about risk, fear, cultivating an ethic, and the insufficiency of naming the problem alone.
Charting a Critical Course for the Study of Racial Health Inequities
This “fireside” discussion will bring together scholars, including Dr. Ryan Petteway and Dr. Monica McLemore, to speak on two major issues in the public health literature on racial health inequities that challenge our ability as a field to maintain an evidence base to support change.
Addressing Food Insecurity through Partnership with the Farm at Trinity
This talk will cover collecting Michigan Medicine data regarding food insecurity and how we partnered with the Farm at Trinity to provide 50 families with fresh vegetables and fruit for 36 weeks.
KEYNOTE: The Mile-High Vantage Point for Healthcare Equity: The Business Case for Equitable Care Delivery
Panel- How do we maintain the bottom line and still hold healthcare equity as a priority?
Economic Inequality: Our Divided Society the Growing Gap and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH)
Learn the social and cultural costs of our economic inequality, and ways to advocate for a more equal society.
KEYNOTE: Putting Patients at the Center of Healthcare Equity
Panel discussion with leaders in our patient service areas that will address the question "How do we center the patient at the heart of healthcare equity?
Bridging the Gap: Healthcare Equity Consult Service Ambulatory Care Expansion Project
During this session we will provide a brief summary on the work of the Healthcare Equity Consult Service to date and the planned expansion into Ambulatory Care